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The South Suburban Parks and Recreation District is gearing up to go green — in a big way. “It's part of our strategic plan,” noted John Ostermiller, SSPRD board chair. “It's a good deal for the district. It allows us to get some … more
The South Suburban Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Aug. 27 to ask voters to approve a tax hike of two mills. “We've cut, we've tightened up, we've delayed maintenance, we've delayed some projects and really … more
One memory marker along the Walk to Remember path may ask a person what his favorite travel destination is and why. Another might be inquiring what a person's dream job was when she was a child. The goal is to spark conversation and awareness of … more
The Douglas County commissioners took an important step in helping secure the county's water future at their regular meeting on Aug. 26. By joining in on the South Metro Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency (WISE) Authority's agreement with … more
A proposed $15 million unnamed project could bring another sustainable water source to three northwestern Douglas County subdivisions and an industrial park. In 2012, work started on the project that includes the subdivisions of Plum Valley … more
The Douglas County School Board long has expressed dissatisfaction with the state's education funding, saying county residents shoulder an unfair tax burden. It is not alone in concerns about K-12 funding. A Colorado Department of Education … more
Key Democratic lawmakers were frustrated with Gov. John Hickenlooper's guidance last year on a death penalty repeal bill and now feel that there was an opportunity lost, given that Hickenlooper's … more
The debate over the use of American Indian mascots will come to the state Capitol next year. State Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, is expected to carry a bill that could result in schools losing … more
Former House Minority Leader Mark Waller on Aug. 27 blasted the fellow Republican who is seeking to succeed him over his recent "horribly inappropriate" anti-gay comments. Waller, who is not … more
With the protagonist telling a first-hand account of survival, the outcome was clear. Yet the audience hung on Jim Davidson's every word. The mountain climber turned bestselling author shared his gripping tale of resilience with a crowd of more … more
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